Origin stories are a staple of the fantasy and science fiction genres, comic books especially. Wide-eyed farm boy gets whisked away on an adventure, comes into his powers, saves the world/galaxy. Baby is sent off into space/down river from a dying world/planet, grows up, inherits powers, learns how to be a hero. Young man goes […]
A year or more ago I wrote a story I referred to as a “junkpunk” novel. It was a story about a girl who can bring rusted, broken down machines to life using magic fireflies. This girl, Clara Danvers, is a conduit. She lives in a world where generations past the world went dark. Electricity blinked out […]
[Tries crawling out of a infinite, information murky black hole.] [The links have me by the ankle, pulling me deeper.] [Click us. Click. US. Say the links.] [One heavy booted kick to the Interest’s face…] [The internet spits me back out, offended by my bitter taste.] So… while fending off the tempting allure of links and […]
The “Bad Monsters” blog tour is in its seventh day. The bloggers who’ve participated in the tour have been wonderful! Today, Curling Up By The Fire has a guest post. Sometimes young characters make the best heroes. Earlier in the tour there was a post about 80’s movies and their influence on the Our Monsters […]
The “Bad Monsters” blog tour rolls on! Today Sister Sinister Speaks has a guest post about YA love-triangles. Most YA novels have a love-triangle of sorts. The heroine typically has two guys who are devoted to her, hate each other, and come from two different walks of life. Who does she choose? Not often do […]
Another day on the “Bad Monsters” blog tour is rolling in. Today, Aside from Writing has a three chapter excerpt from the novel. One character is interrogated for information while the rest of the group travel on a bus toward more trouble. Click here to read the first three chapters of “Bad Monsters”.